Asia Cup 2020 cancelled, says BCCI president Sourav Ganguly

ST Staff
Thursday, 9 July 2020

"The PCB has heard nothing from the ACC on the postponement of the Asia Cup T20," a PCB spokesman was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday declared that the Asia Cup 2020 has been cancelled.

"It's difficult to say which will be India's first international series. We've done our preparations but we can't do much till we know the government rules. We are not in a hurry because the health of players is of the utmost importance. We are monitoring things monthly," the BCCI President in an Instagram chat with Vikrant Gupta said.

Former Indian skipper who celebrated his 48th birthday on Wednesday, stated that that there is hope of the Indian Premier League (IPL) being conducted if the T20 World Cup gets cancelled.

PCB unaware even as BCCI chief Ganguly says 2020 Asia Cup is cancelled
Lahore: With BCCI President Sourav Ganguly announcing that the Asia Cup 2020 has been cancelled, Pakistan Cricket Board has said that they have heard nothing from the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) regarding the same.

"The PCB has heard nothing from the ACC on the postponement of the Asia Cup T20," a PCB spokesman was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Pakistani journalist Saj Sadiq quoted PCB chief Ehsan Mani as saying: "We are still waiting for the Asian Cricket Council to come back to us regarding the Asia Cup. They are making inquiries about certain things. Maybe, Sourav Ganguly knows something I don't know. But we have not heard anything from the ACC."

ACC President Nazmul Hasan is yet to comment on the issue.

On Wednesday, Ganguly said that the Asia Cup 2020 has been cancelled. "Asia Cup has been cancelled," Ganguly said during an Instagram chat with Vikrant Gupta.

IANS had earlier reported that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had made it clear that the window which suits the PCB doesn't suit the Indian board.

PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan had said that the Asia Cup will be held either in September or October.

A BCCI functionary in the know of developments had told IANS that the PCB could also look at postponing the Pakistan Super League (PSL) next season and host the multi-nation event in that window. The BCCI can then look at adjusting the calendar accordingly and playing in the Asia Cup.

The Asia Cup was set to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in September this year before the PCB agreed to let the Sri Lankan cricket board host the tournament.

(with inputs from IANS)

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